Interested in pursuing a PhD?

A PhD in the Fluid Science and Resources Division of the Centre for Energy offers you the chance to work on a variety of commercially focused industrially relevant projects. Find out more about 10 new scholarships that have been made available through the ARC ITTC in the LNG space here and here.Past students have secured jobs for companies such as Chevron, Shell and Schlumberger.

Currently Available Projects

We have PhD projects available in the following areas:

For more information or to express your interest in one of the projects below please email Prof. Eric May or Prof. Mike Johns.

PhD Funding Opportunities

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and University Postgraduate Awards (UPAs) are available to both Australian and New Zealand citizens – click here for more information. Likewise, International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and Scholarships for International Research Fees (SIRF) are available to international applicants – click here for more information.

About Us

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia is  a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading Australian universities.  It is a research intensive university, ranked 91st in the world in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings and 84th in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.

Fluid Sciences & Resources Division

GroupThe Fluid Science & Resources group is co-lead by Professor Eric May, the Chevron Chair in Gas Process Engineering and recent recipient of the Prime Minister’s Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the year (2012), and Professor Michael Johns, the Chair of Chemical Engineering at UWA who arrived from the University of Cambridge in 2011. The division consists of six academics, twelve research fellows and thirty-three PhD students and has wide industry links.  The division has been awarded grants from Chevron, Shell, Schlumberger, Woodside, the Gas Processors Association, the Australian government and the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation.